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Bordered by ocean and sheltered by mountains, Parksville boasts one of the finest climates in Canada, and is favoured as one of the most popular summer family vacation destinations of Vancouver Island and British Columbia. Mild winters allow the leisurely exploration of tidal sand flats, coastal wildlife viewing, and golfing year-round. Fishing and forestry are the traditional mainstays of the local economy, although they have both been surpassed by tourism during the last decade. The annual Brant Festival in mid-April celebrates the annual migration of up to 20,000 Black Brant geese from California and Mexico to Alaska.  In May, Parksville hosts one of the major mountainbiking competitions on Vancouver Island, the Hammerfest Mountain Bike Race. In August it’s the Parksville Beach Festival and the Canadian Open Sand Sculpting Competition that bring visitors to this Oceanside community. The waterfront area between Parksville and Qualicum Beach to the north is an almost continuous strip of resort development and tourism facilities . Parksville is an enchanting seaside village that will capture your heart. Ask your Parksville Bed and Breakfast innkeepers why so many people return again and again to this central Vancouver Island getaway. The central location of Parksville makes this oceanside playground a convenient base from which to enjoy all your vacation activities on Vancouver Island.